PASTA IT’S ART – PART I

VIC ON MY WALL
VIC ON MY WALL
YISLAMOO
YISLAMOO
ALBANO JULIANO
ALBANO JULIANO
ALI INAY
ALI INAY
CLEMM
CLEMM
EGARCIGU
EGARCIGU
GIULIA ORISSA
GIULIA ORISSA
JEN GOTTLIEB
JEN GOTTLIEB

Lidija Paradinović Nagulov - Celandine

LINDA TIEU
LINDA TIEU
PAN FOX PRODUCTION
PAN FOX PRODUCTION
PINTOQUIFF
PINTOQUIFF
STUDIO HOLALOLA
STUDIO HOLALOLA
TANJA RIEDEL
TANJA RIEDEL
TANJA RIEDEL
TANJA RIEDEL

A good plate of pasta, properly seasoned, it is a poem. It ‘a fine art, fine. No wonder, therefore, that this food has crossed his path with that of poets, writers, and even politicians.

Life is a combination of magic and pasta.

(Federico Fellini)

I wonder that I am a professor little professorial, what is the glory of Dante below that of spaghetti?

(Giuseppe Prezzolini) 

Italians have only two things on my mind: the other is spaghetti.

(Catherine Deneuve)

Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.

(Sophia Loren)

There never feel alone while eating spaghetti. Require too much attention.

(Robert Morley)

Men are like spaghetti: most are cooked more are sticky.

(Anonymous)

THE LIGHT BEAUTY IN JAPANESE MENU

They are small pieces of beauty: a photograph that is Chinami Sakamoto from his Instagram profile shows the delicacy and colors of Japanese dishes, prepared with creativity. Vegetables that become corollas of flowers, essential and polychromatic compositions, combinations of geometry and simplicity that are typical of Japanese cuisine. The dilemma facing these dishes, is only one: to convince to eat them after they admired, enchanted for hours

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JAPANESE FOOD

WIKIPEARL – DELICIOUSLY INSPIRED BY NATURE

WIKIPEARLS
WIKIPEARLS

WikiFoods, Inc. has developed a revolutionary, plastic-free food and beverage packaging technology that delivers Triple Good. Called WikiPearls™, they’re good for you, good for the environment, and just plain good.

Imagine for a second the skin of a grape or a coconut. WikiPearl skins are inspired by the way nature packages fruits and vegetables. These skins are delicious protective coatings against water loss and contaminant entry, and potential carriers of effective and functional nutrition.

The WikiFood technology protects the wrapped food or beverage without exposing it to unnatural materials or chemicals while also delivering benefits of health, convenience and a food experience like nothing else.

WIKIPEARLS
WIKIPEARLS

WikiPearl™ is where nature’s cornucopia meets couture craftsmanship.  Uniquely crafted, natural, and beautiful food or beverages as you have never experienced them before. New Wikipearls products are being created every day. From ice cream, cheese, and frozen yogurt to fruits, vegetables, water, cocktails and soups.

And because WikiPearls are bite-sized and portable, we invite you to enjoy your favorite foods and beverages in completely new settings. Now frozen yogurt can be finger food, packed in a school lunch box, or even taken to the beach.

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WIKIPEARL ICE CREAM

Portion-controlled WikiPearl ice cream stays colder longer than conventional ice cream and prevent the delicious treats from spilling as they warm up. Each WikiPearl ice cream is uniquely crafted, natural, spherical and beautiful.  The protective coating prevents these delicious treats from spilling as they warm and won’t melt all over your hands.

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WIKIPEARL YOGURT

WikiPearl Yogurt puts the pleasure of savory yogurt in the palm of your hand with the responsibility of package-free portability. No more throwing away a spoon. No more dishes to wash. Reconcile consumption with sustainability.

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WIKIPEARL CHEESE

Cheese. Formaggio. Fromage. Whatever you call it, you most likely adore it. WikiPearl Cheese are small bites of fresh cheese with delicious coatings that keep the cheese fresh, like “aperi-cubes,” where the wrapper is deliciously edible instead of wasteful tin foil.

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WIKIPEARL FRUITS & VEGETABLES

WikPearl Fruits and vegetables are small bites of reinvented and reinterpreted fruits and vegetables complete with delicious, protective skins with enhanced natural nutritional value.

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TECHNOLOGY

A WikiPearl is fundamentally made of two parts:

  • The “heart” – The food or beverage
  • The “skin” – Natural, edible, biodegradable foods and nutrients

The skin is a protective electrostatic gel formed by harnessing interactions between natural food particles, nutritive ions and a polysaccharide. Through this proprietary and patent-pending technology, the skin becomes more impermeable to water and oxygen than other edible skins available.

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BENEFITS

Our recipe creates a unique menu of benefits…

  • Portable
  • Plastic-free
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Enables portion control
  • Opens up new usage occasions
  • Delivers functional nutrition
  • Creates unique flavor combinations
  • Fun – It’s okay to play with your food

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GLAM BURGER – THE MOST EXPENSIVE BURGER IN THE WORLD

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GLAM BURGER

A restaurant in Chelsea is giving customers the ultimate post-pub treat – by selling a burger for £1,100.

Made In Chelsea may have given the upmarket suburb its expensive image , but this posh nosh takes fine dining to another level.

The world’s most expensive burger, dubbed the ‘Glamburger’, is stuffed with a burger patty made from 220 grams of Kobe Wagyu beef minced with 60 grams of New Zealand venison and seasoned with smoked Himalayan salt.

GLAM BURGER
GLAM BURGER

Inside the opulent meat patty is a liquid pocket of black truffle brie.

As if that isn’t enough, the burger is then served with a Canadian lobster poached in Iranian saffron topped off with maple syrup coated streaky bacon, Beluga caviar and a hickory smoked duck egg intricately covered in edible gold leaf.

The bun is seasoned with a Japanese matcha – a kind of powdered green tea – cream mayonnaise and a coating of gold leaf.

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GLAM BURGER

To top it all off, a mango and champagne jus is drizzled on top and peppered with grated white truffle.

While the extravagant burger will probably burn a hole in your pocket – unless you’re Millie Mackintosh –  it will also load on the pounds.

Glamburger contains a whopping 2,618 calories – more than the recommended daily intake for an adult.

PLANT FOOD FOR HEALTH

The plant world contains a natural army of foods that are ready to fight — infections, that is! Getting a steady supply of the following foods helps you build up immunity so that, when that cold comes for you, you may be able to block it entirely — or, at the very least, not let it affect you as much.

In addition to eating these ten foods regularly, you can use them to make home remedies at the first sign of a cold or flu!

Mushrooms

For centuries, people around the world have turned to mushrooms for a healthy immune system. Contemporary researchers now know why. Studies show that mushrooms increase the production and activity of white blood cells, making them more aggressive. This is a good thing when you have an infection.

Shiitake, maitake, chaga, and reishi mushrooms appear to pack the biggest immunity punch. Experts recommend eating a quarter ounce to an ounce a few times a day for maximum immune benefits.

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Garlic 

The most pungent of the plant kingdom inhabitants, garlic contains the immune-stimulating compound allicin, which promotes the activity of white blood cells to destroy cold and flu viruses. It also stimulates other immune cells, which fight viral, fungal, and bacterial infections. Garlic kills with near 100 percent effectiveness the human rhinovirus, which causes colds, common flu, and respiratory viruses.

Because allicin is released when you cut, chop, chew, or crush raw cloves, allow freshly chopped garlic to stand for 10 minutes and then cook it, sprinkle it over foods, drop it into soup, or swallow bits of garlic with some water like a pill. You can also drop a clove of garlic into some honey and swallow it immediately for a quick dose that tastes good!

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Onions 

Onions, like garlic, contain allicin. They also contain quercetin, a nutrient that breaks up mucus in your head and chest while boosting your immune system. Additionally, the pungency of onions increases your blood circulation and makes you sweat, which is helpful during cold weather to help prevent infections. Consuming raw onion within a few hours of the first symptoms of a cold or flu produces a strong immune effect.

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Ginger

Spicy, pungent, and delicious, ginger reduces fevers, soothes sore throats, and encourages coughing to remove mucus from the chest. Anti-inflammatory chemicals like shagaol and gingerol give ginger that spicy kick that stimulates blood circulation and opens your sinuses. Improved circulation means more oxygen is getting to your tissues to help remove toxins and viruses.

Research has indicated that ginger can help prevent and treat the flu. Ginger is also extremely helpful for stomachaches, nausea, and headaches.

If you’re feeling a little sickly, a homemade ginger tea is one of the best things you can drink. Slice some fresh ginger root, place it into a pot with water, and bring to a boil. Then drop in a bit of lemon juice or cayenne, which makes the tea that much more effective at nourishing and purifying your system.

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Cayenne 

The cayenne family of hot peppers (cayenne, habanero, Scotch bonnet, and bird peppers, to name a few) contains capsicum — a rich source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids, which aid your immune system in fighting colds and flus. It does this by increasing the production of white blood cells, which cleanse your cells and tissues of toxins.

Cayenne pepper is also full of beta carotene and antioxidants that support your immune system and help build healthy mucus membrane tissue that defends against viruses and bacteria. Spicy cayenne peppers raise your body’s temperature to make you sweat, increasing the activity of your immune system.

The fresher the pepper, the more effective it is. However, fresher also means spicier, so choose accordingly.

When you’re sick, add organic cayenne powder to some warm water with lemon juice for an intense immune boost.

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Squash

Squash is a good source of vitamin C and carotene. The six carotenoids (out of the 600 found in nature) found most commonly in human tissue — and supplied by squash and other gourds — decrease the risk of various cancers, protect the eyes and skin from the effects of ultraviolet light, and defend against heart disease.

One of them, alpha-carotene, helps slow down the aging process. Butternut squash is the strongest source of these nutrients, but you can also try acorn, Hubbard, delicata, calabaza, and spaghetti squash.

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Kale 

Like other leafy greens, kale offers up a good dose of vitamin E. This immunity-boosting antioxidant is known for increasing the production of B cells, those white blood cells that kill unwanted bacteria. Whether you eat kale raw in a salad, steam it, or lightly sauté it, you’ll reap all of its wonderful benefits.

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Citrus Fruits 

Adding a bit of citrus to your diet goes a long way toward fending off your next cold or flu. Packed with vitamin C, oranges and grapefruits help increase your body’s resistance to nasty invaders.

The best way to enjoy citrus fruits is to eat them whole. Otherwise, you can make fresh juice yourself (stay away from the premade stuff in cartons or in the freezer section at your supermarket).

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Green Tea

Green tea is a potent source of antioxidants called polyphenols — especially catechins. Some studies have found that catechins can destroy the influenza and common cold viruses.

Sipping a hot cup of green tea when you’re feeling under the weather can really help you come alive again. Try adding some honey or lemon to kick it up a bit.

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Miso Soup 

Miso soup is the plant-based version of chicken-noodle soup. It has wonderful healing properties that are amazing at boosting immunity. As a living food, miso is loaded with enzymes and healthy bacteria that help fight infection and keep your cells thriving.

All you need is one teaspoon of miso paste stirred into a mug or bowl of warm water, and you’re set. Sip this down, especially at the first sign of a cold or when you’re just feeling “off” with a stomachache, headache, or something like that. This is sure to hit the spot and make you feel good all over.

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EXPO 2015 – THE COUNTRIES

EXPO 2015 - MILAN - LOGO
EXPO 2015 – MILAN – LOGO

Countries

Expo Milano 2015 starring the Countries from all over the world who have been invited to interpret the theme Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. Food, a vital part of daily life for the entire world’s population and capable of uniting people of different cultures and religions, also brings with it profound concerns. Each Country, coming from their own culture and traditions, is called to question and offer solutions to the major challenges related to the future of food. Participating Countries express the meaning and content of their presence at Expo Milano 2015 through a themed concept and have the opportunity to choose between two modes of participation: by building their own exhibition space (Self-Built Pavilions) or by choosing their own space inside one of the nine Thematic Clusters.

Here some rendering of the Self-Built Pavilions of many Countries ( not in particular order )

EXPO 2015 - KUWAIT - Challenge of Nature
EXPO 2015 – KUWAIT – Challenge of Nature
EXPO 2015 - KAZAKHSTAN - The Land of Opportunities
EXPO 2015 – KAZAKHSTAN – The Land of Opportunities
EXPO 2015 - JAPAN - Harmonious Diversity
EXPO 2015 – JAPAN – Harmonious Diversity
EXPO 2015 - ITALY - The Nursery of Italy
EXPO 2015 – ITALY – The Nursery of Italy
EXPO 2015 - ISRAEL - The Fields of Tomorrow
EXPO 2015 – ISRAEL – The Fields of Tomorrow
EXPO 2015 - ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN - Global Sofreh, Iranian Culture
EXPO 2015 – ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN – Global Sofreh, Iranian Culture
EXPO 2015 - HUNGARY -  From The Purest Sources
EXPO 2015 – HUNGARY – From The Purest Sources
EXPO 2015 - GERMANY - Fields of Ideas
EXPO 2015 – GERMANY – Fields of Ideas
EXPO 2015 - FRANCE - Different Ways of Producing and Providing Food
EXPO 2015 – FRANCE – Different Ways of Producing and Providing Food
EXPO 2015 - CZECH REPUBLIC - Laboratory of Life
EXPO 2015 – CZECH REPUBLIC – Laboratory of Life
EXPO 2015 - CHINA - Wisdom, Feeding back the Nature
EXPO 2015 – CHINA – Wisdom, Feeding back the Nature
EXPO 2015 - CHILE -  A Diverse Country
EXPO 2015 – CHILE – A Diverse Country
EXPO 2015 - BRAZIL - Feeding the World with Solutions
EXPO 2015 – BRAZIL – Feeding the World with Solutions
EXPO 2015 - BELARUS - The Wheel of Life
EXPO 2015 – BELARUS – The Wheel of Life
EXPO 2015 - AZERBAIJAN - Protection of Organic Food and Biodiversity for Future Generations
EXPO 2015 – AZERBAIJAN – Protection of Organic Food and Biodiversity for Future Generations
EXPO 2015 - AUSTRIA - Breathe. Austria
EXPO 2015 – AUSTRIA – Breathe. Austria
EXPO 2015 - ANGOLA - Food and Culture: Educate to Innovate
EXPO 2015 – ANGOLA – Food and Culture: Educate to Innovate

The Exposition Site of Expo Milano 2015 is thus transformed into a mosaic of countries committed to creating awareness amongst the visitors around a theme that is crucial for future generations, making them part of a global project never seen before. 184 unique and unrepeatable days of culture and science, innovation and tradition, sustainability and solidarity in which you can find over a hundred national cuisines each with their own tastes, scents and colors.

EXPO 2015 - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - American Food 2.0
EXPO 2015 – UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – American Food 2.0
EXPO 2015 - URUGUAY -Trust Worthy Natural Flavors for the Planet
EXPO 2015 – URUGUAY -Trust Worthy Natural Flavors for the Planet
EXPO 2015 - UNITED KINGDOM - Grown in Britain: Shared Globally
EXPO 2015 – UNITED KINGDOM – Grown in Britain: Shared Globally
EXPO 2015 - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Food for thought – Sustaining and Sustainable: Shaping and Sharing the Future
EXPO 2015 – UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Food for thought – Sustaining and Sustainable: Shaping and Sharing the Future
EXPO 2015 - THAILAND - Nourishing and Delighting the World
EXPO 2015 – THAILAND – Nourishing and Delighting the World
EXPO 2015 - SWITZERLAND - Confooderatio Helvetica
EXPO 2015 – SWITZERLAND – Confooderatio Helvetica
EXPO 2015 - SPAIN - Cultivating the Future
EXPO 2015 – SPAIN – Cultivating the Future
EXPO 2015 - SLOVENIA - I Feel Slovenia. Green. Active. Healthy
EXPO 2015 – SLOVENIA – I Feel Slovenia. Green. Active. Healthy
EXPO 2015 - ROMANIA - Living with Nature
EXPO 2015 – ROMANIA – Living with Nature
EXPO 2015 - OMAN - Heritage in Harvest
EXPO 2015 – OMAN – Heritage in Harvest
EXPO 2015 - MONACO - Excellence and Solidarity – A New Look at Feeding the Planet
EXPO 2015 – MONACO – Excellence and Solidarity – A New Look at Feeding the Planet
EXPO 2015 - MOLDOVA - Shine the Light - Energy of Sun, Energy of Earth, Food for people
EXPO 2015 – MOLDOVA – Shine the Light – Energy of Sun, Energy of Earth, Food for people
EXPO - MEXICO - the Seed for the New World: Food, Diversity and Heritage
EXPO – MEXICO – the Seed for the New World: Food, Diversity and Heritage
EXPO 2015 - MALAYSIA - Towards a Sustainable Food Ecosystem
EXPO 2015 – MALAYSIA – Towards a Sustainable Food Ecosystem
EXPO 2015 - LATVIA - Apiary of Life
EXPO 2015 – LATVIA – Apiary of Life

On this page you can see a preview of those Countries which have joined Expo Milano 2015 and have already developed their theme of participation.

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Benin
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Côte D’Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Holy See
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Lithuania
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Mauritania
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian National Authority
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Korea
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sovereign Order of Malta
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Viet Nam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

WORLD PASTA DAY

World Pasta Day
World Pasta Day

A treasure of humanity

With pasta products in the world last year were prepared 14 billion and 278 million dishes: a number that alone makes it clear that it is loved. It is a food that is good for your health but also the environment and helps families to be together, sitting at the table and without haste after a day on the run. The popularity of pasta is also confirmed by Doxa survey according to which 44% of the Italians eat every day. And it’s an easy meal to cook and to customize, because, unlike other most popular pasta dishes, the quality of the result depends on the ingredients and only 80% to 20% of the capacity of the cook. On the occasion of World Pasta Day, to be held October 24 in Buenos Aires, we asked the experts to take stock of the nutritional value of pasta also dispelling some common myths such as the one that the pasta is fattening.

World Pasta Day
World Pasta Day
World Pasta Day
World Pasta Day
World Pasta Day
World Pasta Day

The pasta is good for health

The pasta is always a basic component of the Mediterranean diet, which is one of the healthiest diets, so that it was included in the World Heritage Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. “Unfortunately, many people do not know how to do well a nice plate of pasta,” says the nutritionist Pietro Antonio Migliaccio. “Given the fact that this food, with its complex carbohydrates to slow absorption, prevents body abrupt and sudden blood sugar spikes and, compared to other foods rich in sugar, provides an almost immediate and prolonged satiety due to the presence of ‘starch. This is a type of carbohydrate that does not engage immediately in a circle but is digested more slowly, dampening almost immediately the feeling of hunger. Due to its low glycemic index reduces the possibility of an pre-diabetic, and also complex

World Pasta Day
World Pasta Day
World Pasta Day
World Pasta Day

As I usually said ….. Quanto è buono un bel piatto di pastascutta ….. 😉